And now, for the country’s post blood bath amusement, former Vice-Presidential-candidate-half-term-governor-turned-reality-TV-wannabe Sarah Palin (R-AK) has taken this moment of victory for her party and made it all about her. With an eye on the blessing of a two year gravy train as the official Republican Party troll, Palin put the GOP on notice; she’ll be watching them. They better put up or shut up.
Palin lectured Republicans on governing, because in the scant two years that she served in Alaska, she became an expert on governing — in between dodging ethics violations. She threatened Republicans that conservatives voted against dysfunction and lack of leadership when they voted for the very folks who were creating dysfunction and failing to lead (best keep an eye on McConnell and Boehner lest they quit midway through their terms). From her Facebook Bunker, the Tea Party Grizzly issued her demands:
Now, new Republican Congressional majority in the House and Senate, please realize that Americans were not necessarily voting FOR any party; they were voting AGAINST the continued dysfunction and corruption in D.C. We the People were saying, “enough is enough” to the scandals, crony capitalism, and utter lack of leadership in Washington.
Please no corruption! If there is one thing Sarah Palin can’t stand, it’s corruption. That is why she had taxpayer funded state employees sending letters to the editor for “citizens” in her defense on work time. The Lord hates losers almost as much as he hates those who don’t know how to take what’s theirs, like an exiting governor who smartly sets up a new film subsidy that pays a lot of money for certain kinds of reality TV shows. God Bless America.
Palin warned the GOP that if they don’t want to get “mauled”, they had best not retreat! Yes, unlike the last time they held the Senate, they must fight for “limited government” like the socialization of oil company profits she did in Alaska. The people love their oil checks and it’s really only socialism if you attach a Democrat to it. When Republicans do it, it’s patriotic freedom. Also, God loves oil!
If they don’t fight for this hazy “limited government” (she’d better hope they don’t cut funding to her “reality” TV shows), Palin is going to make sure the Tea Party holds them accountable (insert a wincing McConnell swatting a gnat toward Boehner):
The Democrats got mauled today, deservedly so. To prohibit that from happening to the GOP in 2016, it must learn the lesson from the last time Republicans held the Senate majority. This time they must not retreat, and it’s our responsibility to hold them accountable. Will they fight for reform that aligns with the limited government planks of the Republican platform, or will they return to the big government cronyism and status quo favored by the permanent political class? Will they drain the swamp or decide the D.C. cesspool is really just a jacuzzi they can’t wait to jump on into and shake us off?
Guess who is going to not vote Republican if McConnell doesn’t immediately start doing some things up in the Senate? Oh, just Palin and her Tea Cult:
If GOP leadership returns to business as usual, then this majority will be short lived, for We the People say, “once bitten, twice shy.”
As the most hated politician in America, Sarah Palin feels very comfortable speaking for We the People.
But if there is one thing Sarah Palin loves more than socialism, it’s Barack Obama. Palin loves to copy Obama since the Secret Service won’t let her near him, so she warned McConnell et al that they didn’t build this. “This” is the “commonsense conservative grassroots” whom Palin holds in her pocketbook, and they expect results:
So, establishment types, remember that you didn’t build this! This majority that swept you into power tonight is thanks to the rank and file commonsense conservative grassroots. That’s who built it. And they expect results. They deserve the best for America.
For the next two years, Sarah Palin is going to be trolling Republicans from her Facebook and Youtube bunkers. So as Boehner tries to steer the Mad Hatters in the House and McConnell wrestles with the “Wacko Birds” in the Senate, Palin will be there egging the Tea Party jihads on. There will be no mercy. There will be no pragmatism. Palin needs attention and money, and now that Republicans have power, the Palin Tea Reign of Terror has begun. A fie upon you “establishment types!”
Today the Tea Party Queen brought you a prezzie for putting up with her for six long years. Sarah is trolling the GOP for the country. A wily Palin is going to make some bank off of the inevitable Republican failures and civil wars that she will do all in her power to incite and irritate until they implode. A girls gotta eat.
Democrats are out of power in Congress, so they can sit back and laugh as Palin eggs the Republicans into destroying their 2016 chances. Yes, 2016 is a different map, one that favors Democrats as 2014 favored Republicans. But Palin won’t care about that.
Every party has their dedicated trolls, and I’m guessing Sarah Palin is just getting warmed up to her shiny chance to be relevant again. It’s actually kind of sweet, because for the first time, she’ll be doing the country a solid as she finishes off what she started.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.